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Monday, April 30

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Our son, Trayvon

A parent's greatest concern is keeping her or his children safe. A parent's greatest grief...

Morehouse, Spelman Announce Partnerships with KIPP Charter School Network

"Morehouse and Spelman are schools that both have very high completion rates to begin with....

Saturday, April 28

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Shopping, eating and amusement in and around San Antonio

Despite freely enjoying our hilltop paradise at the Westin La Cantera Resort, our group did...

Friday, April 27

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NYULYP hosts Rebirth! 2012

The New York Urban League Young Professionals (NYULYP) hosted their annual REBIRTH! fundraiser at Taj...

On Day of Reckoning, Recalling Horror That Swallowed Liberia

WASHINGTON -- When I heard the news Thursday that Charles G. Taylor, the former president...

Police Launch Investigation Into Death Of Connecticut Muffin Barista

Customers, co-workers and passersby at the Connecticut Muffin on Lafayette Avenue reacted to news of...

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Comcast and NBC volunteers to give back to the community

As part of Comcast Cares and Green Universal's Earth week, about 67, 000 volunteers from...

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Manhattanville Houses gets a makeover during Earth Week

Last week tens of thousands of Comcast, the parent company of NBC, and NBCUniversal volunteers...

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Monroe College hosts Male Empowerment Event

Hundreds of male high school students from across the city attended the third annual Male...

Thursday, April 26

George Mesterhazy, a singer's pianist, dies at 58

George Mesterhazy, a renowned pianist whose soft, intuitive touch made him a favorite of such...

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New signature jeans for tall women

A great-fitting jean is always in fashion. For fall 2012, Sarahi House of Fashion has...

Hell up in Harlem

In the early hours of Tuesday morning 28-year-old shot and killed his 13-year-old sister and...

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Kiss-FM to be merged with WBLS

In addition to leasing the 98.7 frequency in New York to ESPN, Emmis has sold...

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Smokey Robinson performs at Lehman Center April 28

On Saturday, April 28 at 8 p.m., Lehman Center for the Performing Arts will continue...

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David Dinkins Tennis Club to name courts in honor of Sydney Llewellyn

At a ceremony on Saturday, May 5, the tennis courts at Seventh Avenue and 151st...

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Underdog Knicks can gun their way to an upset first-round win

Why will the Knicks shock the world and execute a first-round upset in the Eastern...

Harlem Junior Tennis and Education Program celebrating 40 years

40-Love. This score represents a commanding lead in tennis, and for the Harlem Junior Tennis...

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The NBA Playoffs: NBA East preview

We've finally come to the only part of the show that matters for the Miami...

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The NBA Playoffs: NBA West preview

You've probably heard it all about KOBE BRYANT; he's old, he's beat up, he's starting...

UFT Rally: Save our Schools

Today, April 26, there will be a Rally held at the steps of City Hall...

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Taylor Townsend rises to No. 1 junior in the world

Taylor Townsend, a 16-year-old from Stockbridge, Ga., who trains full-time at the USTA Training Center...

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Gwendolyn Brooks: A master of poetic verse

Today's lesson looks at Gwendolyn Brooks, who brought visions of Black inner-city life alive through...

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On promiscuity: When is a man a slut?

This continues to be a question in the public dialogue since Rush Limbaugh's now infamous...

We really should put students first

Earlier this month, former Schools Chancellor Joel Klein and former Washington, D.C., Schools Chancellor Michelle...

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Romney team barking up the wrong tree

There is no greater sign of GOP desperation during this presidential election year than reaching...

Arizona heading back to Supreme Court over voter ID law

The state of Arizona wants the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn the appeal by the...

Parents, teachers, and students rally against school closings

Angry at Mayor Michael Bloomberg's controversial "turnaround" process--which would close and reopen 33 public high...

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Over 1,000 occupy the DOJ for Mumia's 58th birthday

A week after Tuesday's strong show of support against government repression at the U.S. Department...

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Danny Glover: 'I'll see Mumia when he comes home!'

"If we continue to do the work and demand justice--I think that everything is in...

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I dare you to live

The fear of being irrelevant can be suffocating and stifling. In sobering moments of transparency,...

Roger Toussaint sounds off before retirement

After decades on the job and serving his union, the former president of Transport Workers...

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Judge William Thompson Sr., 89 and still kicking

At age 89, William Thompson Sr. is showing no signs of stopping or holding his...

Wednesday, April 25

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Immigrants continue to support two homes

Whoever said Caribbean and Latin American immigrants in the United States are dependent on handouts...

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Immigrant citizens too face rights violation

The United States is failing in its obligations under international human rights law to ensure...

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Racism at March Madness

Blame the Republican right-wingers and their ugly rhetoric on immigrants and immigration. That's who insulted...

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Immigrants may catch a break on fees

In a move that is sure to be welcomed by some immigrants, the United States...

EU parliament votes against Suriname sanctions

The Netherlands, the former colonizer of Suriname, has failed in a spirited bid to persuade...

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Caribbean tourism chiefs to gather in U.S. Virgin Islands

ST. THOMAS, U.S. Virgin Islands (March 22, 2012)--The Caribbean's tourism leaders will assemble in the...

It's as easy as a walk in the park

Spring has sprung, and if you look around, you'll see a plethora of multihued and...

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Celebrating the Civil War sesquicentennial

Not unlike today's tumultuous political landscape, the Civil War was one of the most divisive,...

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Off to Universal City

Growing up in L.A., the glitch and the glamour really don't faze you. You've been...

Ebony Escapes Year in review

It's hard to believe that the first quarter of 2012 is quickly coming to a...

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The Hollywood experience in Universal City

The theme park was exhilarating and the tour was amazing. Now we've got one more...

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2012 proclaimed 'Year of African-American Heritage Tourism'

Yep, Black Meetings & Tourism magazine (BM&T), in collaboration with Travel Professionals of Color (TPOC),...

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Food passport

As April cometh this weekend, so does the taxman. All of the richness of your...

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Spring-a-ling-a-ling

HOORAY! As of Tuesday, spring is here! I see little buds on the trees outside...

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Tasting Fairway Uptown

Say you find yourself at Fairway seeing and smelling all of the wonderful items. You...

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Thai'd noodles

When you have had a rough day and nothing seems to have gone your way,...

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Elections May Not quiet unrest in Senegal

Feb. 21 (GiN)--The uprising that began in Tunisia and Egypt has landed with both feet...

Guyana opposition says election was badly rigged

Guyana's main opposition party this week said that it has found so many irregularities in...

Vince Morgan drops out, supports Espaillat

Congressional candidate Vincent Morgan has pulled out of the race to succeed incumbent Rep. Charlie...

Community backlash against school closings

On Tuesday, April 17, elected ofcials, advocates and professors came together to discuss education policy...

Elected officials react to 'Discovery' story

Story was published on May 18, 2011. Last week, the AmNews--along with Our Town and...

Bloomberg advocates pension reform; unions react

Last week, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg made a fairly rare trip up to...

High-living governor gets 13 years in UK jail for 'corruption and theft'

Apr. 17 (GIN) - James Ibori, former governor of Delta state whose outsized crimes shocked...

The ballot or the bullet: Repeal the hate, repeal the fear

Suppose George Zimmerman were arrested, tried and convicted of the murder of Trayvon Martin tomorrow....

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Washington sues Florida city over firefighter tests

MIAMI (Reuters) - The Justice Department sued the city of Jacksonville, Florida, on Monday, claiming...

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RACISM 101

Angry parents and students marched on Stuyvesant High School on Wednesday to protest a racist...

ELITE RACISM

Story was originally published on May 11, 2011. Among New York's specialized high schools, it's...

Man accused of killing 13-year-old sister, wounding mom in Harlem shooting spree

A gunman killed his 13-year-old sister, shot his mother and was then wounded in a...

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New Racism Museum Reveals the Ugly Truth Behind Aunt Jemima

David Pilgrim was 12 years old when he bought his first racist object at a...

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Verdict for former Liberian President to be "streamed" this week

Apr. 24 (GIN) - A verdict in the case of former Liberian President Charles Taylor...

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Liberia tests a unique 'freedom of information' act

Mar. 13 (GIN) - A newspaper editor is testing the nation's singular "FOIA" - Freedom...

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After Santorum's exit, the real campaign is about to start

It's about to be on. Rick Santorum has left the presidential race. With his departure,...

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With Romney gaining, the Republican gloves are coming off

One of the great features of YouTube is that it provides the opportunity to look...

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A changing of the guard in Brooklyn, with a lesson for pols

There is a changing of the guard underway in Brooklyn politics. Edolphus Towns, a 30-year...

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The chilling fate of Trayvon Martin, one that could befall any young Black male

On an August morning in 1955, a 14-year-old Chicago student, visiting relatives in Mississippi, stopped...

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A murder in the Bronx

There is a tragic heaviness I feel in my spirit that is equal to my...

Ramarley Graham laid to rest

"If he's not safe in his own bathroom, none of us are," the Rev. Al...

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Trayvon Martin Case updates

Updates George Zimmerman is free once again after a judge in Florida granted his bond...

Celebration of the life of Mrs. Sally Turner

On Saturday, April 28, over 100 family members and friends will gather to celebrate the...

Rodney King talks life, pain and police brutality at Schomburg

Tuesday night, the man behind one of the most infamous incidents in modern American history...

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Uganda police on tape groping opposition political leader, Sparking Outrage

Apr. 24 (GIN) - The groping of a high ranking woman political leader by police...

Jonathan Smith Elected President of the NY Metro Area Postal Union.

April 24, 2012 Besieged postal clerks, motor vehicle operators, and maintenance workers in Manhattan, the...

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Kappa Omicron at Five Boroughs and Veterans Food Pantry drive

Kappa Omicron held its fourth food pantry ceremony on Saturday, April 21 at Kappa Omicron...

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AARP partners with organizations on forum on dementia and Alzheimer's

The Greater New York Links Health & Wellness Facet partnered with Abyssinian Development Corporation Senior...

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Oil Pollution in Negeria downplayed by shell company, study finds

Apr. 24 (GIN) - An independent assessment by Amnesty International has found that a damaging...

Foreign Investors snapping uo Africa's best lands in record amounts

Apr. 24 (GIN) - Some 86 million acres of fertile farm lands in Africa have...

Tuesday, April 24

Martin Luther King III, Drum Major Institute, and others speak out on Stop and Frisk

On Tuesday, April 24th on the City Hall Steps, Martin Luther King III will be...

Monday, April 23

Councilman Comrie Holds a Job Expo

With an additional 200,000 plus increase in employment across the country last month, jobs are...

The Discovery Program changed my life

Originally published May 18, 2011. During the spring of 1996, I was preparing for the...

Taxi Drivers: Nothing clean at the car wash

Last week, New York City taxi drivers, black car drivers, community activists and union leaders...

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Temper tantrums and handcuffs

I have a tremendous respect for schoolteachers. In fact, I am convinced that the most...

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Hic...hic...hiccups

The diaphragm (DI-a-fram) has become a household word for many women who use a very...

Reading Team: Keeping Harlem's children on top

While many of Harlem's children were busy resting after taking the New York State English...

DC37 attacks Cuomo's pension reform and mayor's executive order

The political climate between DC37 and state and city leadership continues to be contentious. On...

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Building bonds between the African-American church and the labor movement: Part 2

This column is the second in a series jointly written by Mike Fishman and the...

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Townsend, McDonald headed to U.S. Open after winning girls' and boys' singles titles

Rising American junior tennis players Taylor Townsend of Stockbridge, Ga., captured the girls' 18s singles...

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Smith, Landry: Different strokes for different players

In sports, reputations are made during the most critical junctures of the season, most prominently...

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Don King produced a knockout show at Miami Jai-Alai

It was a two-fisted night of boxing. From the opening bell of the first bout...

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Avery Johnson recalls the good times in Nets land

As the Nets get closer to the end of their days in New Jersey, coach...

Booker gets back to work after whirlwind weekend

Things have started to calm down for Newark Mayor Cory Booker after his daring and...

Walking while Black: Understanding the psychological implications of the Trayvon Martin case

The tragic death of Trayvon Martin strongly resonates with our community because it demonstrates how...

AmNews in the Classroom: The powerful pen of Sonia Sanchez

We continue to celebrate National Poetry Month with a look at the work of writer,...

Garden State issues first medical marijuana permit

Following through on an initiative signed by former Gov. Jon Corzine more than two years...

DOE wants PCB-related lawsuit dismissed

New York Lawyers for the Public Interest (NYLPI) and the Department of Education (DOE) are...

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Occupy the Justice Department for Mumia on April 24

On the 58th anniversary of his birth, staunch supporters of the world's most visible political...

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KENYAN WOMAN GETS PRIZE FOR HALTING DESTRUCTIVE DAM

Apr. 17 (GIN) - When a proposed hydroelectric project threatened the water lifeline to hundreds...

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AFRICANS OBJECT TO WORLD BANK PREZ PICKED 'IN SMOKE-FILLED ROOMS'

Apr. 17 (GIN) -Nigeria's candidate for the presidency of the World Bank, Ms. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala,...

Saturday, April 21

Cash-strapped DOE leaves money on the table

With New York City schools facing closures, staff cuts and other budget concessions, it's a...

Black, Hispanic and special needs students disproportionately suspended in New York City schools

The Student Safety Act, which requires the New York City Department of Education to provide...

Class size still a problem in city schools

The city was suppose to lower class sizes in New York City schools, but the...

Parents slam DOE school-closure list

"How do you leave our children without educational support?" demanded irate parent Monique Small at...

Oral Health Month: Part II

A recent study by Duke University reveals that older Blacks are among those more likely...

Oral Hygiene Month: Part I

October is National Oral Hygiene Month, and the Amsterdam News is focusing on the health...

Friday, April 20

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Let your parents delight in you

Spending the Easter weekend with my mother, who celebrated her 86th birthday, and rarely leaving...

Amalgamated Bank welcomes new investors

America's only union-owned bank got an infusion of cash last week from two of New...

Lessons from South Africa

South Africa in the apartheid era may seem as if it was another world and...

BK IS ON THE MAP FOR PULITZER PRIZE

A Brooklyn woman won the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry for her book of futuristic...

POLICE COMMISSIONER RAY KELLY RUNNING FOR MAYOR?

The New York City mayoral race may get a little more interesting as Republican heavyweights...

Thursday, April 19

Five minutes with Magic Johnson: NBA legend talks "Magic/Bird," money, athletes and media images

Sitting next to Magic Johnson in the balcony seats at the Longacre Theater, you can...

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Righting Wrongful Convictions

New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is taking steps to create a bureau to...

Linda Ann Duggins in love with the world of books and serving her community

Avid readers are gearing up for World Book Night on April 23, and Linda A....

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Zimmerman trial in doubt

As the Trayvon Martin case presses forward and George Zimmerman remains in jail on second-degree...

Saturday, April 14

Big year for comedian Hannibal Buress

Hannibal Buress would have you believe he likes to stay close to home. The 29-year-old...

Friday, April 13

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Community bids final farewell to Gil Noble

Hundreds of mourners filled the Abyssinian Baptist Church in Harlem on Friday morning for the...

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Amadou & Mariam break ground with new 'music'

It's not hyperbole to declare that "Folila," the seventh album from Amadou & Mariam, sounds...

'Newsies' makes headlines on B'way

Stop the presses! "Newsies" delivers! Extra! Extra! Disney has an extraordinary hit! "Newsies: The Musical,"...

Randy Weston premieres 'An African Nubian Suite'

Randy Weston is, without a doubt, the renowned cultural musical griot of African music. For...

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Beverly Johnson's beauty line launches at Target

Supermodel Beverly Johnson, the first African-American model to grace the cover of Vogue magazine, recently...

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Two savvy swimwear lines launch

Two new swimwear lines, Rica and Angela Martini, launched their collections this season. They are...

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Bobbi Kristina to star in reality show?

President Barack Obama hosted George Clooney for dinner, and now Clooney is returning the favor....

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An Easter in PJs

What a glorious Easter weekend it was: hanging, laughing, playing the dozens and eating with...

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French Educator, Richard Descoings, dies in NY hotel

Richard Descoings, director of the Paris Institute of Political Studies (Sciences Po), passed away Tuesday,...

Lonette McKee Plans to Bring "Sparkle" Reunion Tour to Harlem

Harlem Arts Alliance Presents: On the "A" w/Souleo The story of talented individuals from Harlem...

Thursday, April 12

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The case against Police Commissioner Ray Kelly

For too long, we've heard nothing but praise for our present police commissioner, Ray Kelly....

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New York Amsterdam News Recognizes Ramarley Graham Birthday

Today, April 12th, would have been a day of celebration for Ramarley Graham and family...

Bringing yoga to the Black community

The health benefits of yoga are getting more and more attention in mainstream media, and...

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In and Around NYC Vous ne parlez pas Francais? FIAF wants you

Parlez-vous Francais? Non? Pourquoi pas? Vous ne savez pas une place New York pour prendre...

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HBCU Network scraps cable goes digital

The highly anticipated debut of a television network dedicated to historically Black colleges and universities...

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When Paul met Jose-- the hypocrisy of the right

It's a drama not even a Telemundo soap opera writer could have conceived. No, it's...

Suriname: Amnesty to alleged killers

Last week, lawmakers in Suriname approved a controversial amnesty bill that saved incumbent President Desi...

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Walter Frankie White: Shoe shinin' for his community and loving it

As the masses walk by, his voice is heard among them. "Come on over here,...

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"George Zimmerman's MySpace Nicknamed Used to be 'Dat Niggy'"

Over the last couple of weeks, the media has had a field day with Trayvon...

Rangel back in action

A large contingent of entrepreneurs, most of them aspiring or established small businesswomen and men,...

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DiNapoli says most of state's overtime costs come from three agencies

In a new report released last week, New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli concluded that...

Love in the air

"Amas." It is the Latin word for "you love," and you've gotta love the work...

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Filmmakers blazing a trail with pride and reason

You'd have to be living under a rock to not be aware of the impending...

Ohio, Michigan and Florida unions gear up for presidential election

With 2012 shaping up to be one of the more important presidential elections in United...

Census shows income gap outside of and within Black community

A troubling trend is occurring in African-American urban communities. According to the U.S. Census, the...

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2011: The year that was, as covered by the Amsterdam News

January Newly elected New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo begins his term.New York City Schools Chancellor...

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Postal workers protest proposed closings

On Tuesday, postal workers held rallies at 492 locations in every congressional district around the...

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No photos with pharaoh

I recently had the opportunity to attend a breakfast at Gracie Mansion with a small...

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When can we rest?

We are angry. We are fed up. We are mothers. We are fathers. We are...

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When?

Every mother and father wants their children to be safe. Every resident of a community...

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Make it a level playing field

The fight over education in New York is a decades-old battle. Today, the fight is...

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Hope is slim, but it still exists

The Black leadership of New York dropped the ball, and now we all need to...

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God bless America

Four years ago, both the Democratic Party and the Republican Party were holding primary elections....

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African-Americans discriminated against when filing for bankruptcy, according to new study

While the overall number of people filing for federal bankruptcy protection decreased in 2011, African-Americans...

Dissent over consent agreement in Detroit

On April 4, a day etched in the memory of Black Americans, the Detroit City...

UFT sues over DOE emails

The United Federation of Teachers (UFT) has filed a lawsuit in the New York State...

Florida's Trayvon problem: Boycotts, marches and anger

As the Amsterdam News went to press, news broke that George Zimmerman, the shooter of...

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Attacks on the Black community's character continue

A whirlwind of activity via pop culture, politics and law enforcement has put Black people...

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Last moments revealed: New reports, video released from case of slain Pace University football star Danroy Henry

You are behind the dashboard of a car driving through the streets. You turn a...

Wednesday, April 11

Flooding the streets of harlem on Friday

On April 13, at the Adam Clayton Powell Jr. State Office Building the Campaign Against...

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George Zimmerman to be charged with 2nd degree murder

George Zimmerman to be charged with 2nd degree murder in the shooting death of Trayvon...

Explaining the decision not to have a Grand Jury indict Zimmerman

The Special appointed prosecutor in the Trayvon Martin case, Angela Corey, made the decision Monday...

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Spa luxury and serenity at Sandals

When you visit Sandals Royal Bahamian Spa Resort & Off Shore Island, Sandals Cay, "All...

Aging Zimbabwe leader reported in ill health

Apr. 10 (GIN) - Zimbabwe's octogenarian leader Robert Mugabe has extended a visit to Singapore...

Tuesday, April 10

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Howard University Resumes Sports; Investigation Continues

WASHINGTON - Howard says its spring sports teams have resumed competition after a temporary halt...

Monday, April 9

NBC Fires Producer Over Zimmerman Mishap

NBC News has fired a producer for an error made in editing the 911 recording...

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Newark's POP, An Occupier of Our Own

With so much talk about the "Occupies", a cherished vision of the coming of the...

Union Baptist Church celebrates 90 years

Great things are in store for the Union Baptist Church, its congregation and the surrounding...

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imhotep's guide to black events 4/5-11/12

Greetings! Black Resurrection Month in the GBE is also National Minority Health Month, which includes...

Saturday, April 7

Gil Noble joins the ancestors

The AmNews has confirmed that legendary New York City television personality Gil Noble has died....

Thursday, April 5

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Van Peebles' new teen movie is an edgier 'House Party'

In his new movie, "We the Party," Mario Van Peebles has created a different type...

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NYAFF showcases best in African film

The Film Society of Lincoln Center and African Film Festival Inc. (AFF) will again join...

Diallo vs. DSK: Second or last round?

Seven months after the end of the initial court proceedings against Dominique Strauss-Khan (DSK), the...

Jamaica to assert independence by abandoning British appeals court

Jamaica's brand-new government says it wants the idyllic Caribbean island to truly assert and enjoy...

Caricom chairman leads delegation to Haiti

The 15-nation Caribbean trade bloc has sent a team to finance-starved Haiti this week to...

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Derrick Bell's legacy and the sordid effort by the right to sully it

Derrick Bell was a gentle-spoken legal scholar who was dedicated to the difficult task of...

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The Limbaugh poison is attracting the backlash it rightly deserve

Let's be clear about one thing regarding Rush Limbaugh: He symbolizes everything that is contemptible...

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Young New York City activists lobby for the DREAM Act in Washington, D.C.

Taking part in the American Immigration Lawyers Association's National Day of Action, 35 seventh and...

The youngest wants to be in charge

African-Americans have been known to break down barriers throughout history, and Peta Lindsay plans to...

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Brooklyn Anti-Violence Coalition honors Women of Courage

On Sat., March 31, the Brooklyn Anti-Violence Coalition hosted its Women of Courage luncheon. For...

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Vy Higginsen, the life of a pioneer

Take a gander at the resume of Vy Higginsen and you'll see it is riddled...

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Liu letter bombshell

City Comptroller John Liu was telling a tall tale when he claimed to have a...

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Judge orders Flatbush Gardens employees back to work

Federal Judge Brian Cogan has ordered Flatbush Gardens to allow the 70 porters and handymen...

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Unions and Occupy Wall Street call general strike for May 1

Organizers from the Occupy Wall Street movement are calling for a general strike against all...

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It's time to renew labor militancy

Many union leaders and politicians often talk like they are at war. We "fight" for...

Gil Noble remains in critical condition

Gil Noble, the legendary television host of "Like It Is" on WABC-TV, remains in critical...

Gil Noble in critical condition

For more than a generation, "Like It Is" has been a reliable source of inspiration...

Emails from Gil Noble's legion of fans

Apparently, despite all the good news delivered by Minister Louis Farrakhan about Gil Noble's health...

'Preserve Gil Noble's legacy,' activists demand

Last Sunday there was an on-air tribute at WABC-TV for Gil Noble, the legendary and...

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Another boxing first for Don King

Don King Productions will present the first-ever boxing event at Casino Miami Jai-Alai on Saturday,...

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Nets players develop a sense of community in Brooklyn

A number of players from the New Jersey Nets, soon to be the Brooklyn Nets,...

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Boys and Girls Club of Mount Vernon celebrates 100th anniversary

At the Rye Town Hilton in Rye Brook, N.Y., the late John R. Branca posthumously...

Baylor University Lady Bears and the Kentucky Wildcats win NCAA National Championships

The Baylor University Lady Bears and the Kentucky Wildcats claimed the 2012 NCAA men's and...

Ex-New Orleans cops get prison time in Danziger Bridge shootings

A federal judge Wednesday sentenced five former New Orleans police officers to prison terms ranging...

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Bloomberg has a contract out on our children

Mayor Michael Bloomberg is a financial hit man who has a contract out on our...

Big changes in Atlantic City: New casino and new slogan

In an effort to boost sagging revenues in the nation's second largest gambling market, officials...

Free Imam Jamil Al-Amin rally this Monday

Fellow activists and supporters of imprisoned Imam Jamil Al-Amin (fka H. Rap Brown) mobilized en...

Wednesday, April 4

Commentary: A day that will live in infamy, the death of Martin Luther King Jr.

April 4, 1968, is a day that will live in infamy. Most Americans can recall...

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Fight on for Trayvon

In a deadly three-year period, the nation has witnessed four high-profile killings of young Black...

Month in Review: January 2012

In case you missed some of the biggest news in the Black community this month,...

NYCHA residents: Repairs too slow

Residents of New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) buildings in Brooklyn are fuming over what...

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City appeals judge's decision on Black firefighter lawsuit

City lawyers have implied that Brooklyn federal Judge Nicholas Garaufis "abandoned a neutral role" while...

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Onlookers arrested at Bed-Stuy traffic stop

It was after midnight on Saturday, and jazz aficionados were enjoying a night of soulful...

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Healthy NY closing its rolls; scared of potential Supreme Court ruling?

A decade-long health insurance program for individuals and small businesses in New York State can't...

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Recalling a Namibian war heroine who cared for exiled children

Apr. 3 (GIN) - Namibia's liberation struggle heroine, who took care of children exiled from...

World Bank likely to tap Nigerian woman candidate for top job

Apr. 3 (GIN) - Western media pundits have all but crowned Ms. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala of...

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Kenyan 'Innovation Hub' to receive major grant from Google

Apr 3 (GIN) - Search engine-advertising giant Google has singled out two Nairobi-based projects for...

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Group Warns of threat to Mali's ancient mosques due to war

Apr 3 (GIN) - Fighting in Mali has reached the ancient Islamic city of Timbuktu,...

Why Rapper Azealia Banks and Other Females Need Mentors

Harlem Arts Alliance Presents: On the "A" w/Souleo A few positive words of encouragement were...

Tuesday, April 3

AC 360 degrees study: African-American children more optimistic on race than whites

A white child and a black child look at the exact same picture of two...

Group files UN complaint on Ala. immigration law

An alliance of union and civil rights groups opposed to Alabama's toughest-in-the-nation immigration law has...

Co-founder of largest black-owned bank dies

Alvin Boutte Sr. led the nation's largest black-owned bank and helped bankroll the civil rights...

Rev. Addie L. Wyatt | Civil rights leader, 88

The Rev. Addie L. Wyatt, 88, one of the country's foremost champions for organized labor...

Kinship care programs in crisis

Grandparents caring for their grandchildren and their supporters rallied on Monday in Albany, imploring state...

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West Point senior Andrew Rodriguez wins the Sullivan Award

"Sport is one of the great leadership laboratories we have," said Andrew Rodriguez, winner of...

Former student opens fire at Oakland university, killing 7

Students at Oikos University recognized the man who entered their classroom Monday morning as a...

Magic Johnson is prepared for what will be the biggest stage of his life

His infectious smile can light up the darkest room. His wizardry with a round, blown-up...

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Nets veterans giving MarShon Brooks the rookie blues

One has to wonder how a rookie feels when he enters the NBA with high...

Greater Harlem Chamber of Commerce, Harlem Arts Alliance close Women's History Month celebrating 'Freedom's Sisters'

The Greater Harlem Chamber of Commerce (GHCC) and Harlem Arts Alliance (HAA) will jointly celebrate...

Jazz is what?

The question is often asked, "What is jazz?" The Merriam-Webster Dictionary simply states that it...

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A conversation on 'The State of Black Theater'

Recently, a lively conversation on "The State of Black Theater" was held by four luminaries...

Skin care news: New anti-wrinkle firming serum

Amway's Artistry brand has licensed a leading anti-aging technology for its anti-wrinkle firming serum; it's...

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Tracy Reese's chic styles in vibrant colors

What a terrific turnout! With a vibrant multicolor, multiprint backdrop, Tracy Reese's fall 2012 fashion...

Historic play highlights racism, broken promises

There is a historic story being told at the Castillo Theatre on 42nd Street, between...

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Castillo's 'Sally and Tom' is excellent theater

History has never been so much fun or presented in such an up-close and personal...

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April 2012 dance calendar

Harlem Stage's EMoves, Ailey II and Ballet Hispanico share two weekends in April. Uptown at...

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Troy Davis Protestors take to the Streets: "This is what Democracy Looks like"

What started as a twitter post just minutes after Troy Davis' execution became a full...

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Sean Baucom, spoken word poet

For Sean Baucom, it's more than just reciting words into a mic. Seamlessly moving from...

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Queen of Soul celebrates birthday in style

Aretha Franklin celebrated her birthday in style this weekend at a star-studded affair at the...

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Bullying doc opens March 30

Directed by Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Lee Hirsch, "Bully" is a beautifully cinematic, character-driven documentary. It...

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CUNY holds second annual film fest on women's human rights

CUNY's second annual Global Film Series on Women's Human Rights, being held March 29-31, will...

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TEDxHarlem = A haven for ideas and innovators

"To be an innovator, you have to be a master of your craft," said Coltrane...

Monday, April 2

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Harlem Mothers S.A.V.E. call on the youth for answers

Harlem Mothers SAVE (Stop Another Violent End), an anti-gun group, is calling all New York...

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To Enroll More Minority Students, Colleges Work Around the Courts

With its decision to take up racial preferences in admissions at public colleges, the Supreme...

Rick Santorum Calls Barack Obama A "Government N*gger"

There are few people on this earth that I love more than Abena Agyeman-Fisher, the...